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There are many excellent internet resources that can provide education and support on a variety of different personal growth or mental health issues.  These are our staff's favorites. While we recommend them, we cannot fully endorse all the information on these sites. 

We think it is important for every individual to make informed choices about what material they receive and how they use it. It can also be important to speak with an informed and supportive person one-on-one. For further information about counseling services at SUNY Oneonta, see the Counseling Center Website.

For a list of campus resources available to SUNY Oneonta students see the Student Services website.

We also have a list of national and local phone hotlines and chatrooms/blogs that may be helpful to people that need information or support.

Check out our favorite links by topic:
General Mental Health Resources
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Body image/ Eating issues
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Resources
Sexual Assault & Violence
Sexual Health

The Virtual Pamphlet Collection. A compilation  of electronic pamphlets from colleges and universities throughout the country. These cover a very wide range of topics: Loneliness, stress, depression, how to help a friend, and many more. You should also be aware that you may be reading a pamphlet from a college far away. Services, resources and phone numbers at one institution might be different from those at the SUNY College at Oneonta Counseling Center.

Social Networking Site for Young Adults Living with Mental Health Conditions. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recently launched a new online resource center and social networking website for young adults (ages 18-30) living with mental health conditions. It exists to empower young adults to live out their dreams and goals through peer support and resource sharing. The site includes a dedicated Campus Life section with discussion groups and resources. Create a free account for access to social networking. The site's NAMI-generated content can also be viewed without an account.

University of Wisconsin Counseling Center. This website has been recognized as a leader in college and university counseling center websites.  They have a good explanation of counseling center services and an excellent self-help page.

On-line Self-help book. presents this self help instructional manual for understanding some mental health problems and making a plan for working on them.

Tests Tests Tests. This is meant to be a fun link, that will allow you to explore your self through a variety of interesting quizzes. Many of these are not formally published tests, which have been standardized and researched, and we cannot attest to their validity or reliability. 

Go Ask Alice. Get answers to questions about physical and mental health issues.

National Institute of Mental Health. Lots of articles on different mental health issues.

U-Lifeline. A helpful resource for college students who want to learn more about mental health issues. This partnership between MTV and the Jed Foundation shows videos of celebrities and young people talking about their mental health problems to help people understand that half of all people have dealt with a mental health problem at some point in their lives.

Coping with and responding to traumatic events-National Institute of Mental Health Resources

Writing the Journey - check out this free online workshop to help you start journaling and try some exercises to help with your journal entries.


Public figures with Mental illness - It happens to everyone. Read about people with mental health problems that have accomplished great things.


Personality inventory  - Free personality inventory based on Jung's typology.


Cinema-therapy - Watch a movie that can help you to relate to a particular mental health issue.


The Jed Foundation- A leading resource on promoting emotional health and preventing suicide.


Organizations for Social Justice


Suicide Prevention Video


Black Lives Matter Meditation


Student Veterans


Self-Care Starter Kit

Alcohol and other drugs / Addiction resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous / Ala-teen

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Cocaine Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Awareness Center Resources for Adult Children of Alcoholics

National Institute on Drug Abuse


National Anxiety Foundation Website

Anxiety Panic Hub

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Guidelines for Families coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Anxiety Panic Internet Resource Webpage

Take a stress test

Ideas for relieving stress

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Body image/ Eating issues

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

National Center for Overcoming Overeating - Women's Campaign to End Body Hatred and Dieting

Media and Body Image

Men and Eating Disorders


American Psychological Association information about depression

Campus Blues is a helpful sight which addresses several topics of interest to college students. There are contributors from several campuses as well as a link beck to our campus.  

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression in Men


Problem and Compulsive Gambling

Addicted to on-line gambling?

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Resources

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Family PRIDE Coalition

The Renaissance Transgender Association


Transgender Information Forum

Avert Website

Basic Rights

Lead With Love Film

Self-Care When Experiencing Gender Dysphoria



Survivors of Suicide



First Signs

Self-Injury Foundation

Sexual Assault and Violence

Brochure on Recovering from Sexual Assault from the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Stalking Resource Center

For Male Survivors: 1 in 6 adult males have a history of child sexual abuse

Male Survivor: Overcoming Sexual Victimization of Men and Boys

New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault for advocacy, education and research

101 Resources for Domestic Violence Prevention


Sexual Health

The Kinsey Institute Sexuality Information Service for Students

Sex, Etc

Planned Parenthood: Ask Beth

Advocates for Youth Provides information about various sexuality and sexual health topics

Healing emotional and physical trauma: symptoms, treatment and recovery

Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Causes and Effects, Symptoms and Treatment

Coping with a sudden traumatic event from American University counseling Center

Interactive Online Program to help students respond positively after a crisis or traumatic event